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Restructuring the Robotics Laboratory and Enhancing the Robotics Curriculum at RIT Christopher M. Greene, Christopher Villareale, Scott J. Anson Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology Department Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY 14623, USAThe Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology department at the RochesterInstitute of Technology has been involved in an ongoing effort to improve its junior/senior/graduate level Robotics in Manufacturing laboratory and curriculum. The previous laboratoryprovided interesting challenges for the students to be able to get into the laboratory space andeffectively use the equipment. The new laboratory exercises incorporate research of selectedrobotics topics, new laboratory equipment, part/process design, and process improvement. Thecurriculum restructuring involves the integration of previous laboratories exercises with newexercises on existing equipment and the new equipment using manufacturing philosophies suchas lean, agile, and 5S improvement (in the laboratory space). The paper will describe theenhanced laboratory curriculum and how the manufacturing systems techniques were utilized torealize significant beneficial restructuring.
Greene, C. M., & Anson, S. J. (2011, June), Restructuring the Robotics Laboratory and Enhancing the Robotics Curriculum at RIT Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18835
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